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World Music Workshop_3peoplemusic(Taiwan)

World Music Workshop_3peoplemusic(Taiwan)

Sep.20(Wed) 13:00 / Forest stage(Osong-je)

All 무료 / Free

Performance presentation

An unfamiliar world of world music where nationalities, languages, cultures, and values are different. The World Music Workshop is an interesting journey where the audience can meet lots of artists of different nationalities and understand their music, instruments, and emotions. We are lucky to be able to see this mysterious scene at the Cypress Forest, called Osongje, which is a comfortable and cozy place.


An unusual musical journey with musicians from abroad. The audience can meet leading musicians from all over the world and communicate with them.


3PEOPLEMUSIC, a trio comprising three traditional Chinese instrument musicians with passion on music: zheng/KUO Min-chin, zhongruan/PAN I-tung and dizi & xiao/JEN Chung, began in November 2013. The founders rebuild traditional music from a contemporary perspective to create music of the day. Unlike the sense of distance from the traditional concert, they try to bring the warm and cordial feeling with no distance to the audience through the form of salon concert to create a new possibility of music.


 All the pieces are composed and arranged by the members of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, currently the arrangement is a trio for zheng, zhongruan, dizi and xiao. To Search for more inspiration, they collaborate with other instruments intensely and commission composers. Since its inception, in addition to the outreach concerts, 3PEOPLEMUSIC regularly holds themed concerts and builds network with different type of arts. Through music, they are striving to be heard all around the world.


History|
2016.12   Annual concert
2016.11  "Delhi International Arts Festival 2016" @New Delhi
               "Taiwan’s cultural hub in Hong Kong - Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre
               " Taiwan Culture Festival 2016 - Formosa Excursions: Soundscape of Taiwan. "
2016.05   NTCH(Taiwan "The National Theater & Concert Hall" ) Chamber Music Series


<3peoplemusic & Friends Concert>
2016.04   Selected into "Master and Disciple" project by Taiwan Music Institute, National Center of Traditional Arts
2015.11   Annual concert <3peoplemusic> 
2015. 09   " 2015 Bandu Music Festival" @Shanghai, China
2015. 08   " 2015 World Music and Dance Festival" @Hokkaido, Japan
Publishing|
2016.05   Album《3PEOPLEMUSIC》
2015.12   Music Zine《3PEOPLEMUSIC》

Casting/Staff

KUO Min-chin / zheng (1986—)

 Born in Yilan, Taiwan, KUO Min-chin graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts with a Master degree in the Chinese Music Department, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently, KUO is the head of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, the member of C-CAMERATA TAIPEI, and adjunct teacher in Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts.

 KUO has won numerous awards, including the first prize of " 2016 TCO (The Taipei Chinese Orchestra) International Composition Competition", the winner of the "New Artists" award sponsored by the Ministry of Culture from 2013 to 2015, NTCH's "Young Stars" series in 2013 and 2011, Chiuko Traditional Orchestra's fourth "New Talent" series in 2012, the best interpretation award of the first Star of Taiwan Traditional Instrument & Tainan Cultural Ambassador Competition in 2010, the champion of the fourteenth Taipei Folk Instrument Competition in 2007, Chinese Music Association's Plucked and Bowed Strings Competition from 2002 to 2005.

 Recently, KUO is commissioned by Taiwanese music groups, including Chinese Music Association, Chinese Music Department of National Taiwan University of Arts, Da Guran Zheng Orchestra, Yu Lin Zheng Orchestra, Zhi Xin Zheng Orchestra, etc., and also collaborates with different performers, composers and cross-field artists, including Trend Education Foundation's Literature Theater, Boulevard Art Festival Tainan etc. KUO composes etudes and music pieces for teaching and concerts. Nature in heptatonic scale zheng was published in 2014 and the same name album was released in 2015. The album was nominated for the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional and Music - Best World Fusion Album.


PAN I-tung / zhongruan (1987—)

 Born in Keelung, Taiwan, PAN I-tung graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music with an MA, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently she is the music executive producer of 3PEOPLEMUSIC and the zhongruan member of A Moving Sound.


 PAN is the winner of NTCH's "Young Stars" series in 2012, "Star of TNNUA" in 2007, performed Memory of Yunnan Zhongruan Concerto and the video has hit hundreds of thousands views on YouTube. The champion of National Student Competition of Music for College -Ruan Xian section in 2007, and Chinese Music Association's Plucked and Bowed Strings Competition for Youth in 2002 and 2004.


 In addition to playing zhongruan in 3PEOPLEMUSIC, PAN also tries to compose Spirit of Mountain, The Sensation of the Pentatonic Scale, Grappling with the Ghosts, Suites, etc., and she also collaborates with ensembles of diverse artistic styles. PAN has toured around Europe, America, and Asia. In a recent performance in the States, she was highly acclaimed as the "Asian Eddie Van Halen". During the study in Shanghai, she attended the recording many times with Bandu Music Publication, including "Bandu Canopy Live Selection CD" with folk songs, "Qu Yi" Bandu Chamber Music groups EP and "Music Moment" Bandu Ruan Trio.


JEN Chung / dizi & xiao (1985—)

 JEN Chung is from Taipei, Taiwan and graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts with a Master degree in the Chinese Music Department, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently he is the music director of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, member of Vita Eterna, and adjunct teacher of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.

 As a student, he had won the prize of Chiuko Traditional Orchestra's "New Talent" series in 2012. Champion of New Art's "Star Show" competition in 2007, and was selected in "New Star of Music -Traditional Chinese Instruments" of Taipei Chinese Orchestra. Champion of Taipei Folk Orchestra Huang Zhong Award for youth in 2006, Chinese Music Association's dizi competition for adults in 2005, Tainan County Competition of Music for College A section in 2005. Santa Fe's Minister of Culture described his performance as " JEN Chung crosses the boundaries between east and west via music, and his performance is very touching."

 In recent years, he has invited by Taiwanese music groups and performers to commission, including Taipei Chinese Orchestra, National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, Chinese Music Association, Chinese Music Department of National Taiwan University of Arts, and String Orchestra of Tainan National University of the Arts, etc. Arrangements and music works for 3PEOPLEMUSIC: One Sound, Three Different Romances in a Row, Slowly Rowing on Jasmine Waves, Two Pieces -Amoeba and Spray, Whispering Hope, Cloudy Day for Xindi, heptatonic scale Zheng, pentatonic scale Zheng and Bandoneon.